Contact Information

Defiance County Recorder
500 Second Street, Suite 201
Defiance, Ohio 43512

P: (419) 782-4741
F: (419) 782-3421
recorder@defiance-county.com

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Office Responsibilities

  • Makes a complete, accurate and permanent record of every document pertaining to the conveyance and encumbrance of land within the county.
  • Maintains permanent land records, retains them in archival form, and makes them constantly accessible to the public.
  • Enforces more than 1000 sections of state law in the Ohio Revised Code pertaining to the duties of the Recorder’s office.
  • Takes great care to ensure that every document received is accurately filed, recorded and indexed.
  • Serves on the county’s Record Commission which authorized the retention of county records and determines when or how these government records may be disposed.
  • Collects fees for documents filed in the Recorder’s office and pays these monies into the county’s general fund.
  • Maintains an accurate record of all monies appropriated to the Recorder’s office including preparation of annual budget and reports, vouchers, purchase orders, etc., and maintains all payroll records, sick and vacation leave records and other records pertaining to the Recorder’s staff.
  • Files annually an ethics report, inventory of office equipment, affirmative action report, depository agreements for funds and every other report as required by law.
  • Notifies Boards of County Commissioners and Township Trustees annually of their duty to file zoning resolutions, maps and amendments.

 

Defiance County prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation or political beliefs. Defiance County is also an equal opportunity employer.

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